Koorie archiving: Community and records working together

Project: Research

Project Details

Project Description

The Bringing Them Home Report stressed the right of Indigenous people to manage their knowledge in all forms, recognising access to archives and community control of historical documentation as vital components of reconciliation. However there are no robust frameworks, processes and protocols for managing community-based Koorie archives. The Project will address this gap. Using a Koorie community case study and participatory research model, it will map all archival sources, forms and media of community knowledge and explore the community's desired interaction with its archive. Project outcomes will support sustainable community-based Koorie archives, and contribute to more culturally sensitive archiving principles and practices generally.
Effective start/end date1/01/0930/06/11


  • Australian Research Council (ARC): AUD190,000.00